Had Animals In Your Attic Recently?
“Animals Don’t Just Make Annoying Noises While Living In Your Attic – They Leave Behind A Path Of Destruction”
If you’ve ever had animals living in your attic and you haven’t had a professional attic restoration, then you more than likely have one of the following problems:
- Animal Waste (usually accompanied by an odor)
- Damaged Insulation
- Harmful Parasites
- Insects (fleas, ticks, mites)
Every one of these problems needs to be taken care of immediately. Here’s why:
It’s gross, but it’s a natural part of life. When animals live in your attic they will use part of it for their bathroom, there’s no way around it.
The problem is, it’s not only disgusting, but it’s also potentially harmful to your family and pets (see “Harmful Parasites” below), and very damaging to the property.
For example, squirrels will make huge latrines in the insulation causing staining of the ceiling and outer walls of the house.
Stains on the sides of the house or on the inside walls are usually thought to be water stains from a leaky roof, but are actually from the squirrels urinating in the same spot over and over again.
Another potentially expensive problem caused by animal waste is…
Animal waste will damage the insulation in your attic, leaving your home open to the elements, and raising your heating and air conditioning bills if you don’t get it fixed.
However, urine and feces aren’t the only weapons that animals have against your home’s insulation.
Simply by scurrying around in your attic, animals will flatten the insulation. Also, many animals will tear the insulation apart, or take it away entirely to make nests with.
When the insulation is moved, flattened, or shredded it no longer retains its insulation quality.
Part of our complete and professional attic restoration service is to re-install insulation where necessary so you don’t have to pay through the nose for home heating and cooling.
If your home is damaged, you can repair it. However, if your family or your pets get sick from the animal waste in your attic, you may not be so lucky.
Several animals that are commonly found living in attics can carry dangerous viruses and parasites. Since you can get sick just by breathing infected dust particles, cleaning the mess up yourself is not a good idea. In fact, urine and feces from these animals are actually considered to be bio-hazards to both people and pets.
Exposure to bat droppings (guano) causes histoplasmosis, raccoon feces carry raccoon roundworm (known as Baylisascaris procyonis), and mice droppings carry the Hantavirus. An attic that has not been restored is like a minefield.
Gary’s Wildlife Services, Inc. specializes in the safe removal of animal waste and all soiled insulation in the attic area. The waste is removed by a special commercial vacuum with a four-inch wide hose and an over-sized vacuum bag. This ensures that no waste or dust will enter the living space of your home. The attic is then disinfected and deodorized.
Throughout the whole process, any machinery we use remains OUTSIDE of your home. This is to make absolutely sure that none of the dust or fungus we remove will get back inside your house.
In some severe cases, the ceilings and wall have to be replaced to effectively remove all the dangerous contaminants left behind by your unwanted house guests. If your home has been damaged like this, then we’ll take care of putting in new sheetrock for you.
Whatever it takes, Gary’s Wildlife Services, Inc. will get the job done right so you don’t have to worry about your family’s safety.
The last thing you want is hundreds of fleas in your home. When animals get into your attic, they bring fleas, ticks, mites, and other insects with them. Not only are bugs annoying, but they also carry disease. You need to get them out.
Gary’s use a commercial grade cellulose blown insulation with the added benefit of boric acid as a bug killer, this is totally harmless to people and animals, but it gets rid of the bugs.
It’s A Dirty and Dangerous Job, But Somebody’s Got To Do It…
NEW! Now Gary’s Wildlife Is Fully Equipped To Clean Up The Animal Waste, Restore The Damaged Insulation, and Eliminate The Fleas, Ticks, and Harmful Parasites Left In Your Attic By Those Unwanted Guests.
Having the animals removed from your attic is only half the battle. You need to clean up the unpleasant and dangerous mess they leave behind. If a company tells you they’re going to remove the animals and keep them from coming back, BUT the cleanup is all up to you… BEWARE! Gary’s Wildlife Services, Inc. will restore your attic to its original condition with full R-value of the insulation, free of pests, odors, animal waste, and dangerous viruses and parasites. It’s not just a cleanup job; it’s a complete attic restoration!
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